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    1. Common Symptoms of Genital Herpes

      WebMD explains the causes, triggers, symptoms, and treatment of genital herpes in men and women.

    2. Skin and Herpes Simplex Viruses

      Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of herpes simplex viruses, which are categorized into two types: type 1 (HSV-1 or oral herpes) and type 2 (HSV-2 or genital herpes).

    3. Sexual Health and Genital Herpes

      Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection usually spread through vaginal and anal intercourse. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this sexually transmitted disease.

    4. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Treatment

      Read about the treatment of genital herpes.

    5. Understanding Genital Herpes -- the Basics

      From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on genital herpes from the experts at WebMD.

    6. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Symptoms

      What are the symptoms of genital herpes? Find out more.

    7. What to Do if Your Partner Has Genital Herpes

      Genital herpes needn't be a barrier to a healthy sexual relationship with your partner. WebMD offers tips on adapting to the condition.

    8. Genital Herpes - Topic Overview

      What is genital herpes? Learn about this sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area.

    9. Genital Herpes - Topic Overview

      If the herpes simplex virus (HSV) invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary) genital herpes outbreak. Some of these complications include:Meningitis, an infection of the fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) and tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This is usually the result of a viral infection.Inflammation of the lower spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This may result in an inability to urinate, loss of feeling and muscle strength in the legs, and constipation.Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:The lips (herpes labialis). These outbreaks are often called cold sores or fever blisters. They are usually mild but may be treated with antiviral medicines if they become severe or more frequent.The hands and fingers (herpetic whitlow).

    10. Genital Herpes - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional if you have not been diagnosed with genital herpes and you have these symptoms.

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